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Public-images-osm logo.svg footway = sidewalk
Sidewalks as separate ways. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: highways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)


Useful combination
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

Use footway=sidewalk along with highway=footway to tag  sidewalks (also known as pavement/footway in the UK or a footpath in Australia) as distinct ways from the carriageway.

For crosswalks use footway=crossing.

footway=sidewalk is also sometimes used with other highway=* values

This article describes the "separate way" approach to mapping sidewalks. Alternatively, especially if the sidewalk is just attached with a kerb, sidewalks may be mapped as properties on the motorized roads, see Sidewalks for details on this distinction.

There is currently no consensus on how to handle naming sidewalks. The name is often left un-tagged. In much of the world the sidewalk is considered part of the street, and can be tagged with the same name=* tags as the roadway. There are also proposals to use is_sidepath:of:name=* tags (see Proposal:Key:is sidepath), associatedStreet relations, or Proposal:Relation:street.

How to map

See footway=* for usage instructions.

Crossing a2l.png

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